Joint purchases - how to buy a plane at the price of a baby carriage

Tanya Sadovnikova
16.09.2015

Joint purchases - how to buy a plane at the price of a baby carriage

As you know, wholesale buy cheaper. What to do if you need only one item? Or does the manufacturer offer its products only in bulk, with sizes or for a rather impressive amount, and you need one particular thing? Then it makes sense to organize collective shopping or join in joint purchases.

Wholesale purchases

Joint purchases - a bit of history

The idea of ​​joint purchases is not new - it is already more than two centuries old. It is known that back in 1860, the founder of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, George Gilman, used this idea as a new marketing ploy. He offered his regular customers to organize so-called “shopping clubs”, involving their neighbors in them.

 

The idea was simple: people united and jointly ordered tea and coffee in his company, receiving a fairly large discount. This purchase was carried out once a week, and its organizer received a free package of tea or coffee as a bonus for his work.

 

Already in the 20th century, this idea was widely adopted not only in the United States, but also in Europe.Buyers themselves began to unite for bulk purchases. Most of all, according to this scheme, the residents of one district purchased foodstuffs.

Joint purchases

The spread of the Internet has brought joint purchases to a new level. Already in the 90s, several websites appeared in the USA, where their creators acted as organizers of collaborators, and in Russia and Ukraine this idea became widespread in the early 2000s. Now the main commodity to be purchased is clothing, not food products.

What are joint purchases?

If you have the time and desire, you can easily become the organizer of joint purchases. We will talk about the pros and cons of this step later. In the meantime, let's consider the step-by-step scheme for organizing such a purchase.

Step 1.

The organizer finds a manufacturer or supplier of goods that may be of interest not only to him, but also to other buyers. All conditions are negotiated with the supplier: minimum lot, measurements, wholesale prices, the possibility of buying out certain things, delivery times, and so on. It can be not only a manufacturer, but also an online store selling exclusively in bulk.

Organization of joint purchases

Step 2.

The organizer draws up its catalog of products with prices or sends buyers to the supplier’s website, specifying its interest rate for organizing a joint venture (joint purchases).

Step 3.

Procurement participants send their orders to the organizer. In this case, they should clarify that in the absence of the desired color or model, they can accept a replacement (indicate which one).

Step 4.

Orders are accepted before the announcement of the stop order. During this time, the participants of the joint venture have the opportunity to change or supplement their order.

Step 5.

The organizer sends the order for processing to the supplier, coordinates the replacement and receives the invoice. Next is the notification of the participants of the joint venture about the presence or absence of positions from the orders and options and terms for collecting money. As a rule, all money is transferred to the card to the organizer, and he pays the bill in the same way.

 

Collecting money on orders

Step 6.

After payment, the supplier collects and sends the order to the organizer by the agreed transport company. The organizer, in turn, sorts the goods received, checks for defects or inconsistencies and sends orders to customers.

Step 7.

If joint purchases were organized on any forum,It is advisable to collect feedback about the event and about you as an organizer. The following joint ventures will be faster.

Joint purchases: is it worth it?

Of course, this type of procurement has both advantages and disadvantages. Let's consider to begin with the positive aspects. So:

  1. By participating in joint purchases, you get the goods at a much lower cost than if you would buy at retail.

Wholesale cheaper

  1. If you are an organizer, you also have a profit from the organization - it is equal to the percentage that you put into the cost of the goods. At the same time, you do not bear the cost of renting retail space, staff salaries, etc. Although your expenses will also be.
  2. Over time, you can choose a few more suppliers whose product is interesting. So you can buy jersey in bulk or work with foreign suppliers.
  3. Since joint purchases are not regulated by the Consumer Protection Act, the organizer is less responsible to the buyer. The buyer has more risks in this case.

Unfortunately, we cannot do without negative points. What are they?

  1. In the case of wholesale, a supplier can independently make a replacement for color or even size. As a result, the organizer will have a “passport”.
  2. There is no possibility to check the quality and size of the grid. It often happens that even if there is a dimensional grid on the site, the actual dimensions do not correspond to the specified dimensions. Those who cooperate with the supplier for a long time already know about all the nuances. Beginners have to comprehend all the nuances of their own.
  3. Although the organizer is just an intermediary, they express their discontent with the purchase. The buyer does not always adequately assess the characteristics of his figure and acquires a thing that does not suit him at all, although it looked great on the model. Sometimes the organizer is to blame for this. Quality claims will also be shown to you markedand the picture looked different.

Waiting and reality

  1. If you are a buyer, then there is a chance to get on the fraudster-organizer, who can assign the collected funds.
  2. In fact, for the organizer this is illegal business activity. The authorities of both Ukraine and Russia have long been threatening to take control of such purchases and the income derived from them.
  3. After participating in a joint purchase, the buyer may find that this item would cost him less at retail.This means that the organizer has set such a high percentage that it is easier to buy separately. It is possible and necessary to insure yourself; it is enough to monitor prices before placing an order.

Group purchases

To participate or not to participate in joint purchases - you decide. Just consider the different options and weigh the pros and cons. Read reviews about suppliers and organizers. If you are the organizer - look for reviews also about the potential buyer - perhaps it is sometimes better to lose a little than to contact an inadequate buyer. Have a nice shopping.


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  • Joint purchases - how to buy a plane at the price of a baby carriage

    Joint purchases - how to buy a plane at the price of a baby carriage

    Joint purchases - how to buy a plane at the price of a baby carriage

    Joint purchases - how to buy a plane at the price of a baby carriage

    Joint purchases - how to buy a plane at the price of a baby carriage

    Joint purchases - how to buy a plane at the price of a baby carriage

    Joint purchases - how to buy a plane at the price of a baby carriage

    Joint purchases - how to buy a plane at the price of a baby carriage

    Joint purchases - how to buy a plane at the price of a baby carriage

    Joint purchases - how to buy a plane at the price of a baby carriage

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